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IMPORTANT: To use any Intelligent Mail barcode font, you first need to have the sequence of characters that the barcode represents.

For software to create the character sequence for Intelligent Mail barcodes, use our Smart Barcoder software, and we'll give you our barcode font FREE with your purchase.

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SmartBars 12 is our postal barcoding font that converts Intelligent Mail 65-character lines into accurate barcodes. For Windows or Mac.

Our SmartBars 12 postal barcode font lets you print accurate Intelligent Mail barcodes (IMBs) on your labels or envelopes using any Windows or Mac software, just by selecting our barcode font from your fonts menu.

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Intelligent Mail Barcode

The USPS requires that barcoded letters, flats and cards use their special "Intelligent Mail" barcodes. Each piece of mail has a unique set of 65 characters that identifies it as it moves across town or across the country. Each of the 65 characters is either an A, D, F or T.

But, before you can add those 65 characters to your addresses, you have to convert them into bars, with each character replaced by a bar of a specific size and location.

That's what our SmartBars 12 barcode font does.

Just take the 65 characters and change the font to SmartBars 12, and, like magic, you have the same information in barcode-ese!

It's perfect for creating return envelope layouts, or, use it in your mail merge setup to add barcodes to a file of addresses.

red dotOur font is easy to use!
Our font automatically converts the sequence of letters that represent an Intelligent Mail barcode into the required 65 bars.
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The font is installed automatically into the correct folder on your computer for immediate use.


But how do I get those 65 characters for each barcode?

If you need a single barcode, for a business reply envelope, for example, your local post office can create the correct set of 65 characters for you. Then just use SmartBars 12 to print them as bars.

But if you are sending lots of mail that needs to be barcoded, you need to use special software to create the 65-character set for each address. That's where our Smart Barcoder software comes in. It will read your address file, create the 65-character set for each address, and save it back to your file. Then, you just print the addresses using SmartBars 12 as the font for the barcode line.

When you buy Smart Barcoder, we'll give you our SmartBars 12 font FREE! Try a free trial of Smart Barcoder.

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Need Help with your Mail Merge?

Watch our short video showing how to use SmartBars 12 in a mail merge using Microsoft Word. If you still have questions after watching the video, don't hesitate to contact us.